Jesse Sweeney
Jesse Sweeney

I'll sign it cuz, because it is a good cause but this won't actually do anything, the petition is too vague and it is addressed to judges, it should be addressed to legislators, judges can only carry out what is on the books. As for the punishment jail time and fines are all that can be used to punish these days. A better way to get something like this done would be to do a new petition to the correct people, local and national lawmakers with requests for specific increases in...

I'll sign it cuz, because it is a good cause but this won't actually do anything, the petition is too vague and it is addressed to judges, it should be addressed to legislators, judges can only carry out what is on the books. As for the punishment jail time and fines are all that can be used to punish these days. A better way to get something like this done would be to do a new petition to the correct people, local and national lawmakers with requests for specific increases in punishments....longer minimum sentences for example...and heavier fines perhaps if there isn't one already a register of animal abusers like sex offenders, so criminal abusers can't get another animal from shelters or breeders?

Diane Prigge
Diane Prigge
  • Jesse Sweeney

I earned a degree in Paralegal and want to assist in this area of law.

Pat Moore
Pat Moore

Animal abusers should be jailed.

Valerie Ioannou
Valerie Ioannou
  • Pat Moore

Of course they should.

Valerie Ioannou
Valerie Ioannou
  • Pat Moore

I wish us animal lovers would get some kind of petition to make a law that have boundaries to restrict anybody from owning animals. I mean we have to have c.r.b checks. Why not have checks on protential owners? ....

Valerie Ioannou
Valerie Ioannou
  • Pat Moore

And Licencing.

Robert Ferraro
Robert Ferraro
  • Pat Moore

Please not abuse the animals....

Valerie Hurford
Valerie Hurford
  • Pat Moore

Do not abuse you animals. They don't deserve it. They need love. If you do abuse them you will get caught and punished. You should have the same thing done to you that you do to your animal. That would be the first thing.

Tom Kern
Tom Kern

We recently rescued a dog who was burned by an abusive individual. Mean, just plain mean.

Frederick Rydholm
Frederick Rydholm
  • Tom Kern

Yes, I rescued a Dingo from a house where the young teen repetedly threw the dog aginst the wall to " teach it a lesson." The dog now lives with my Mom and has been a constant companion for the last 18 years.

Dorothea Dot Bennett
Dorothea Dot Bennett
  • Tom Kern

I just wish that the law was a LOT more strict on animal abuse. For some reason our laws DO NOT PROTECT those who cannot defend themselves which are our children and our animals!

Diane Prigge
Diane Prigge
  • Tom Kern

I agree Dorothea that's why we have to keep working on it continually.

Tori Lisicki
Tori Lisicki
  • Tom Kern

I agree with you Dorothea Dot Bennett. I feel terrible for the dogs that go through torture like this. I hope they'll be able to recover from that and their new families are sweet and NEVER repeat what trauma has happened to the sweet animal that they rescued. Happy to hear that her dog is in their happy forever home Frederick Rydholm. And yea we all have to work together as a team to try to get them to make a law that protects innocent animals like this one.

Natasha le Roux
Natasha le Roux
  • Tom Kern

We need more people like you...you sound like a very good person.

Doofstar Awakened
Doofstar Awakened
  • Tom Kern

If the penalty for doing these things was whatever they did to the animal..see how quickly this kind of thing would stop...For the scum who burned the dog? Well, they should be set alight.

Jim Woodley
Jim Woodley

I have a pit I took from "people" that were abusing her. She was 16 weeks old and weighed 20 lbs, had a serious case of mange, and every type of worm there was. That was 2 years and 3 months ago. At her last Vet check she weighed in at 83lbs, no mange, but she has allergies, but she gets the BEST of everything. AS IT SHOULD BE. I think "people" that abuse animals should have the same things done to them as they did to the animal. JUSTICE SERVED!

Angela Dover
Angela Dover

Forget a longer jail term. How about DRAGGING the bastard behind MY CAR? I'll pay for a tank of gas and I can drag him til I run out of whatever I have in the tank.

Kimberly Pham
Kimberly Pham

Its a good idea

Linda F Groom
Linda F Groom
  • Kimberly Pham

I just had an experence with a man that wanted to kill a neighborhood cat that had been abandoned by it's owners. I had been feeding the cat for several years but it had been on the street most of it't life. It had been kicked, shot with a bb gun and abused by some of the neighbors here. He bit a man because he kicked him. The cat ran to my house for protection. The man came to my house to abuse the cat but I was home and stopped him. He called the police and told them that the animal had...

I just had an experence with a man that wanted to kill a neighborhood cat that had been abandoned by it's owners. I had been feeding the cat for several years but it had been on the street most of it't life. It had been kicked, shot with a bb gun and abused by some of the neighbors here. He bit a man because he kicked him. The cat ran to my house for protection. The man came to my house to abuse the cat but I was home and stopped him. He called the police and told them that the animal had rabes. The cat is perfectly healthy. I have been giving him vitemins crushed in tuna for weeks. Animal control has him locked up for ten days and just the other day said that they may have a good home for him. I go to see him every day to make sure he is okay. He really seems to like it there. I have ask if I could visit him at his new home and am now waiting for an answer. Please pray for that little kitty that he can live the rest of his days out in peace. By the way, the animal control people said that they had been brought a cat in that had his eye knocked out and it was laying on his face. Animal cruelty is a common practice for some people. They think nothing of it. Yes they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law and if there are not tough laws on the books , then there sure should be.

Jo Gillies
Jo Gillies

It breaks my heart to see this image and the suffering.....when are lawmakers going to realize the correlation between animal abuse and human abuse....one inevitably leads to the other...it makes sense....to enforce stricter laws....after all there is no mistake that god and dog are spelt backwards!

John Pollard
John Pollard
  • Jo Gillies

i agree if we have an animal they are depending on us to take care of them not to abuse them like that that is so wroung its so bad i cant even think of the words to say about peopleing treating animals like that/they cant speak for there selves so its are place to be there voice

Judith McGrath Rising
Judith McGrath Rising

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Florence Laino Stacknick
Florence Laino Stacknick
  • Judith McGrath Rising

Happy Easter to you and Bill and Bobby Judy.

Krista Alton
Krista Alton

I think that if you are writing something that will be sent to US judges (as it states above), you should be very careful to use proper grammar and spelling of words as they will likely take it more seriously.

Krista Alton
Krista Alton
  • Krista Alton

I know this seems picky but it's an important cause and I'd like to see changes made to the laws. I think that when doing something like this a person should be very careful to make sure stuff like that doesn't take away from the real issue. The first thing I noticed was the spelling error under the first update.

Carol Lozito
Carol Lozito

Please sign it.

Angie Melton
Angie Melton
  • Carol Lozito

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